Reverse ARP

RARP: The Reverse Address Resolution Protocol

Out-dated technology can still be interesting. Even though the Reverse Address Resolution Protocol was introduced in 1984, and considered obsolete the following year due to the Bootstrap Protocol, it continued to be used long after. The RARP has not completely disappeared from network technology even today. As the Reverse ARP, this protocol is a counterpart to the Address Resolution Protocol. But...

Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code (IaC): using code for IT infrastructure management

There has been a significant increase in the demands placed on IT infrastructure. Today, anyone looking to develop and manage software will have basically no chance at being competitive without a flexible and fully scalable hardware infrastructure. It is no coincidence that many companies rely on IaaS resources provided by Google and AWS, to name just a few, which are easier than ever to manage...

Kubernetes vs. Docker

Kubernetes & Docker: Friend or foe?

If you’re happy with Docker and are already using the container visualizer, you might have thought about trying Kubernetes. But are these two systems actually rivals? Is it a case of Kubernetes vs. Docker? On the contrary, both work really well together. But the container pioneer now also offers its own tool for orchestration with Docker Swarm. So, which is better?

Linux vs. Windows

Windows vs. Linux: a comparison

Most PC users are only familiar with Windows in its various versions, but there are alternative operating systems on the market. Linux distributions offer many advantages compared to Microsoft’s product. Nonetheless, there are many things to take into consideration before switching. So, who should you fight for in the great battle – Linux or Windows?

What is block storage?

Block storage: What is block storage?

Save your file and voilà! When deciding on a storage method, many users concentrate on the amount of space provided and don’t take anything else into account. However, there are a vast array of storage options, each with their own qualities. Let’s look at block storage. How does block storage work and what are its advantages?

What is file storage?

File storage: An explanation of the classic file system

Not all memory is the same: Different methods may be particularly suitable for companies, and each of them has different characteristics. Classic file storage has its disadvantages, but the system is still popular – despite more modern competitors. How does file storage work and what are the advantages of the method?

File server

File server: Definition and basics

Many companies perceive file management as a tiresome duty. But a well-organized file management system is one of the most important factors for smooth business operations. A possible solution for maintaining maximum control of all saved data is a local file server. We show you what this server model involves.

What version of Windows do I have?

What version of Windows do I have?

Are you a Windows user, but aren’t sure what version of the operating system you have installed on your PC? This article introduces three ways of checking your Windows version in just a few seconds: using a keyboard shortcut, via the Control Panel, or using the Windows Command Prompt (CMD).

The different network types

Network types at a glance

When several computers are connected to one another it is known as a network. Networks enable data exchange between different devices, making shared resources available. Different network types are implemented depending on which transmission techniques and standards are used. These differ in terms of the number of connected systems and potential reach.

MAC address

MAC address (media access control)

Without a MAC address, nothing in a network will work on your device. Just as your postman needs a valid address to reliably deliver the mail, the transmission of data packets in computer networks is only possible with the unique hardware address of the target device. When it comes to a MAC address, at least there is one address available on each network-compatible device. But what is the MAC...


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